Donor parts for a 1965 Mustang Rack & Pinion Swap
by Lewis Causey
I have heard that disc brakes off a 1970's Granada will work on my 1965 mustang, but are there other parts that can be "Frankensteined" off other junk cars that will work for a 1965 fastback mustang?
The specific items I am asking about is rack and pinion, and power steering. Any other donor parts you have info on would be appreciated. My budget is about as low as one can get, with the recession and all.
P.S. this is a very informative Mustang site.
Wish I could give you better news.
The problem with trying to adapt a modern rack and pinion system on an early classic Ford Mustang, is that most racks "front steer", while an early Ford Mustang is a "rear steer" car.
What this means, is that when you turn your wheel left, you'd go right, and vice-versa.
I haven't seen any junk yard solution to the problem so far.
There are, however, some decent kits out there that are pretty much bolt in's and based on a modified "J" rack.
Good Luck !
P.S. - If any one has found a good "junk yard" solution, let's hear from you!